Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.
The Acuity Brands expansion, which was in doubt earlier this month due to a disagreement over tax incentives, appears to be back on track, although the tax incentive offer remains unchanged.
Rockdale County’s ethics ordinance will be on the county’s agenda yet again next week as Post 2 Commissioner JaNice Van Ness works to push through changes in the way members of the Ethics Board are appointed.
Rockdale County Chief of Staff Gerald Sanders made a pitch Tuesday for more holiday time for county employees, but two commissioners batted it down.
Rockdale commissioners zeroed in on code enforcement and dilapidated properties that have blighted the community for years during discussion of the proposed 2015 budget Tuesday.
Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard Oden took aim at the executive director of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council during budget hearings Tuesday, prompting an angry apology by Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt for the chairman’s behavior.
The calendar shows it’s still 2014, but administrators with Rockdale County Public Schools are already working on a budget calendar for the the fiscal year 2016 budget.
Horse park stadium is likely alternate site
Plans to replace the turf at Rockdale County’s three high school football stadiums will likely mean a new location for graduation ceremonies in the spring.
Two calendar options for the 2015-2016 school year are on the table for consideration by the Rockdale County Board of Education.
The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Newton County man convicted in 2008 in the shooting death of his wife.